Hello everyone...here is some news from this home front...a welcome visitor:
I decided to concentrate on my grandson's quilt because he will be visiting soon, but in the meantime finished this felted piece:
I saw these 2 arimatsu pieces on Glennis' site, and could not resist them, thinking I would cut into them for my grandson's quilt, but it is hard to do, they are so beautiful as is:
And then, as I've been absorbing ideas from Jude's classes and learning techniques, I suddenly came up with a new plan for my grandson's quilt. In the ongoing Magic Diaries class, Jude talks about design/theme etc., in a way that encourages us to use what we like of her sharings to cultivate our own pathway through the thickets of life.
I've discovered that I love sewing little squares together by hand to make 9-patches. Most of this fabric comes from my trip to Mt. Lassen, which was in hiding the entire weekend...I found a little quilt store that was closed. I peered into the window and suddenly the owner appeared and invited me in. I gravitated toward the red (L's favorite color) checks and here we are.
The main theme of this quilt is to introduce my grandson to his ancestors from the maternal branch of my side of his family. Now that I have a structure for this, I have a better idea of how to construct squares around the other photographs, which are all different sizes, in order to unify the over-all look of it. (I hope!)
So it's a new beginning with lots of room for development.
That's all for now...
13 hours ago